Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
More Complicated and Less Fun.
First off we would like to say that we do not authorize the use of Lizard or Spock in any WRPSA tournament play.
This offset of RPS became famous from the TV show The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon introduced it to the world effortlessly, but just adding those two gestures creates layers of complexity. We here are at the World Rock Paper Scissors Association Suggest sticking to simple RPS, but if you must, read on.
On the Big Bang Theory this game was first introduced when the TV Shows characters, Sheldon and Raj, were trying to decide what to watch on TV, there was a dispute and Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock was used to come to a conclusion. The game is mentioned again when Sheldon explains the rules of the game to other two characters, Penny and Barry.
This game was actually created by Sam Kass, along with Karen Bryla. Kass revealed that the producers did not seek prior formal permission to use the game in the show. Although Sheldon gives credit to Kass by mentioning him as the creator, on the show.
What is Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock?
RPSLS is just like RPS, each player has to choose any one variable, Rock Paper Scissors Lizard or Spock, without disclosing it to others. The players then reveals their choice on the 4th prime, One Two Three Shoot. During the priming phase the players will use their arms to regulate speed in order to form a more accurate competition. Players often use a rock gesture during the priming phase of the competition, but any gesture is permitted as long as they are not obscene. If there is a tie on a throw players simply replay the point. After one player wins on three throws out of five they are the winner.
What are the rules of this game?
Scissors cuts Paper
Paper covers Rock
Rock crushes Lizard
Lizard poisons Spock
Spock smashes Scissors
Scissors decapitates Lizard
Lizard eats Paper
Paper disproves Spock
Spock vaporizes Rock
Rock crushes Scissors